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Reference Trivia

Minnesota Sports Trivia

by (author) Joel Rippel & J. Alexander Poulton

Editions de la Montagne Verte
Initial publish date
Apr 2011
Trivia, Reference
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Apr 2011
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With the North Star State's legendary coaches, influential athletes and historical sporting achievements, it's no wonder Minnesota fans are so dedicated. Minnesota Sports Trivia highlights the state's sports triumphs, failures and quirky facts: * Perry Werden of the Minneapolis Millers held the professional baseball home run record for 25 years before Babe Ruth broke it in 1920 * Amelia Earhart played basketball at St. Paul Central High School after moving to Minnesota from Kansas in 1913 * A Lake City teenager named Ralph Samuelson invented water skiing in 1922 * In 2006, at 54, curler Scott Baird of Bemidji became the oldest American to win a medal (bronze) at the Winter Olympics * And more.

About the authors

J. ALEXANDER POULTON is a writer, photographer and genuine sports enthusiast. He's even willing to admit he has ''called in sick'' during the broadcasts of major sports events so that he can get in as much viewing as possible. He has earned his BA in English literature and his graduate diploma in journalism.

Joel Rippel's profile page

Arpon Basu had said since the age of eight that he would one day make the National Hockey League. Any chance of that happening, came to a crashing halt when, at 15 when he realized he was completely devoid of any talent. He earned a graduate journalism degree from Concordia University and went straight to a sports-writing job with the Canadian Press. The first time he walked into the Montréal Canadiens dressing room as a giddy cub reporter, Basu nearly fell over as it dawned on him that, despite his ineptitude on the ice, he had in fact been telling the truth as a dreamy-eyed eight-year-old.Basu covers sports for the Canadian Press in Montréal and writes a weekly sports column for the Montréal Gazette. He is also editor of Montréal’s South Shore, The St-Lambert Journal.

J. Alexander Poulton's profile page

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